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Still a Man's World: Men Who Do Women's Work

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Men who do "women's work" have consistently been the butt of jokes, derided for their lack of drive and masculinity. In this eye-opening study, Christine Williams provides a wholly new look at men who work in predominantly female jobs. Having conducted extensive interviews in four cities, Williams uncovers how men in four occupations—nursing, elementary school teaching, li ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published February 9th 1995 by University of California Press (first published 1995)
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Anna Elizabeth
Jul 26, 2015 Anna Elizabeth rated it it was ok
I found this book in a free pile during my last year of undergrad and snatched it up, eager to gain some more feminist perspective in my life. It took me two years to get around to reading it. Williams is a decent writer and certainly committed to her work. I would have to say, though, that this book is only mid-level at best... Perhaps useful for a first-year introductory course at university... But I'm not sure if I would even use it with that. Rife with issues and generalizations, Williams's ...more
Jan 11, 2009 Joe rated it it was amazing
A book about me (sort of)!

Really interesting; it brings out and fleshes out so many issues that I have seen in my jobs in the last three years, and really challenges some of the received wisdom about men in "women's" professions. Some of the stuff, such as men getting more credit for doing less when they are in these professions, is obvious. But there was much more about wage issues, how the job is presented to the outside world, and professionalization, that I see on a regular basis and people
Tara B
Jan 05, 2008 Tara B rated it really liked it
If you go to UT, take a class from Williams. She's very engaging and really gets some good discussions going. This book really does a good job of exploring how gender plays into the careers of people in "women's" professions. If you're a female social worker, librarian, or nurse, prepare to be depressed.
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